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Erika Hoyos-Ramirez, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Contact Information

Erika Hoyos-Ramirez, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Cellular & Molecular Physiology

    295 Congress Ave

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States


Erika is a biomedical scientist interested in elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control the proper flow of information across neuronal networks. Such mechanisms are responsible for every aspect of behavior, from learning and memory to locomotion and sensory processing. When these mechanisms are disrupted, neurological diseases emerge. Another important aspect of her research is understanding how neuronal networks adapt to chronic changes in excitability patterns. This remarkable property of neuronal networks allows them to maintain an optimum balance between excitation and inhibition. Erika received her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Leslie Loew at the University of Connecticut, where she studied the dynamics of synaptic potentials using 2-photon voltage sensitive dye imaging.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Connecticut, Biomedical Science (2014)
  • BA
    Universidad de Antioquia, Biology (2008)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Research and Entrepreneurial Career Development AwardNIH/NIA2022
National Research Service AwardNIH2019
Scholarship for the Advanced European Course in Computational NeuroscienceGatsby Charitable Foundation2007
Honorable mention award for best student posterGenetics Society of America2007

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